Sampson man charged with incest, statutory rape


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



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A Sampson County man has received felony charges in connection with an investigation into alleged sexual offenses against an underage girl, Sampson Sheriff’s authorities said Friday.

Stanley Lee Spencer, 40, of 4348 Baptist Chapel Road, Godwin, has been charged with statutory rape of a child, incest with a child and indecent liberties, all felony offenses. He was served the charges late Thursday. While limited information was disclosed due to the nature of the case and the fact that the victim is a juvenile, sheriff’s officials said the charges against Spencer stemmed from a complaint made to the Department of Social Services.

DSS officials in Sampson County received a complaint on May 31, 2016, alleging sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old female, Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said. “A joint investigation with DSS and law enforcement was launched into the incident. Through the investigation enough probable cause was established to charge the suspect,” Smith stated.

Warrants against Spencer were issued on Thursday and Spencer turned himself into sheriff’s authorities at the magistrate’s office that same day. He was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond for the three felonies against him.

Spencer has a single conviction against him in North Carolina, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety. He was convicted of wanton injury to personal property in Randolph County back in 2005, court records state. He received a suspended sentence and was placed on probation for the misdemeanor offense.

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By Chris Berendt

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